Sexuality

  • # 25335

    LAFFECTEUR, Denys; [BOYVEAU, Pierre, 1743-1812]

    [MEDICINE] Rob Anti-Syphillitique de Laffecteur. Rue des Petits Augustins, no. 11. A Paris.

    Paris : Maison Laffecteur, [circa 1800]. Copper engraved bottle label, 60 x 88 mm; indecipherable but fully contemporary annotation in ink (the original customer’s name?) at upper right; removed from an album compiled by an early collector, who had laid down the label on a cutting from a contemporary bookseller’s advertisement for a related publication …

  • # 25263

    COUNCIL OF ACTION FOR EQUAL PAY (NSW)

    Are women paid men’s rates?

    Sydney : Council of Action for Equal Pay N.S.W., 1942 ; (Sydney : Worker Trustees). “Pamphlet no. 4”. Octavo (243 x 153 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy.

  • # 25189

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of …

  • # 25222

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 25349

    Anon.

    [TIJUANA BIBLE] Effie Wood presents Connie, in “Oh Doctor!”

    [U.S.A.] : s.n. [probably between 1930 and 1940]. Oblong duodecimo (80 x 100 mm), original pictorial stapled wrappers (staple rusted, a few light marks), [8] pp, illustrated in comic strip format in black-and-white; internally very good. Anonymous publications of this type – essentially pornographic comic strips – first appeared in the United States in the …

  • # 25065

    HANSEN, Søren & Jesper JENSEN

    The little red schoolbook. Australian edition. (First printing)

    Translated from Danish by Berit Thornberry. Edited and revised for Australian conditions by a diverse group of teachers, university lecturers, students, doctors, journalists, editors and lawyers. Adelaide : A. Taylor in association with Brolga Books, 1972. “First printing in Australia, April 1972 at Spendloves Pty. Ltd. Melbourne” (title page). Duodecimo (120 x 90 mm), publisher’s printed …

  • # 25224

    COCHRANE, Brett M.

    (Don’t) call me Shirley

    Sydney : Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First edition, limited to 2000 copies. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, unpaginated, black and white photographic images of gay and lesbian Australians. Photo documentation of gay and lesbian life, published to accompany an exhibition of the photographer’s images of the 1994 Sleaze Ball at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi …

  • # 25225

    DEAN, Douglas (pseudonym for Dean Goodman)

    Douglas Dean’s San Francisco Gaylife ’73 – ’74 (inscribed copy)

    Bars – baths – restaurants – clubs – churches. Make out – a provocative short story by Douglas Dean. Plus photos of the hunkiest guys this side of heaven. San Francisco : Barbary Coast Productions, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, presentation inscription on upper and lower wrapper by model Robert R. Renskin, pp. 48, illustrations (including …

  • # 25201

    Anon.

    The male body

    58 pictures. WIth an introduction. London : George Routledge, circa 1935. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (a few tears with tape repairs), lacks the front free endpaper, pp. xvi; 58 black and white photographic plates. ‘Seen by the camera’ series. Dramatically lit studies of the nude male, for artists and admirers of the male physique.

  • # 25242

    [NEWTON], NEWTON, June

    Helmut Newton (Sumo) (2nd ed.)

    Helmut Newton, edited by June Newton Köln; New York: Taschen, 2009. Folio; 267 x 374 mm. Fine copy, near mint in dust jacket with book stand and making-of publication. Revised by June Newton. The first edition of Newton’s Sumo published by Taschen, the “biggest and most expensive book production of the 20th century”, according to …

  • # 24934

    BERLIN, Peter

    Peter Berlin : Icon, Artist, Photosexual (collector’s edition with original photograph)

    Bologna : Damiani Editore, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 208, 200 illustrations. The collector’s edition, limited to 50 signed copies, in the original mailing carton, with a limited edition signed silver gelatin photograph by Berlin. ‘Featuring the work of Berlin along with images by Tom of Finland, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol, Peter Berlin: Icon …

  • # 24447

    [CHINA] Business card for a brothel in the British concession of Tientsin (Tianjin), 1930s.

    “Sin Sin : Nice Room Splendid Furniture Are Properly Clean and Health Welcom. Taku Road, Race Course Road, House No. 11”. Thin card, 53 x 90 mm, printed in English on one side and in Chinese on the reverse; creasing.

  • # 24517

    BERRY, Joseph, Rev. (1847-1907)

    Private lecture to young men upon an avoided but important subject.

    /​ by Rev. J. Berry. Wellington, N.Z. : S. &​ W. Mackay, 1888. Duodecimo (115 x 90 mm), original lower wrapper printed on green paper with advertisements for booksellers Edwards & Co. and S. & W. Mackay (lacking upper wrapper), stapled, title page with a few edge tears and foxing, 31 pp; occasional spotting, else …

  • # 24592

    OVENDEN, Graham and Peter MENDES

    Victorian erotic photography.

    London : Academy Editions, 1973. First edition. Quarto (300 x 220 mm), publisher’s red cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket (a little worn at top edges), pp 111, illustrated in black and white; offsetting to endpapers, scattered foxing (more pronounced on the outermost leaves), else a good copy of a sought after publication.

  • # 24030

    DARE, Eric; LIVERMORE Reg (1938 - )

    Eric Dare proudly presents Reg Livermore in Wonder Woman

    with the augmented Baxter Funt Rock Ensemble and The Reginas. Devised and designed by Reg Livermore. Directed by Peter Batey. Choreographed by Keith Bain. Costumes by The Costume and Ballet Centre, Perth. Produced by Eric Dare. Cover title: Reg Livermore in Reg’s show. [Sydney : Dare Properties Pty. Ltd. and Livermore Nominees Pty. Ltd., 1977]. …

  • # 23687

    BENSON, E. F. (1867 - 1940)

    The male impersonator

    Being number nine of the Woburn Books. London : Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1929. Octavo, illustrated papered boards, chipped to corner of the spine, illustrated endpapers, pp. 29. Limited to 530 copies numbered and signed by the author. ‘Set in Monotype 12.pt Scotch Roman, and printed by Robert MacLehose & Co. Ltd., at the University …